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      18.09.2009 13:47
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      A great film to watch over and over again and to get you in the Christmas spirit.

      Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is the sequel to Home alone. It is directed by Chris Columbus and is produced by Duncan Henderson, John Hughes, Mark Radcliffe and Richard Vane. This film stars the same characters as Home Alone 1, Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, Joe Pesci as Harry (Sticky Bandits this time) and Daniel Stern as Marv (the other half of the Sticky Bandits).
      It has a PG classification and a running time of 115 minutes.

      Once again Kevin McCallister is left to fend for himself when his folks accidentally loose him Chicago airport when they are running towards the gate headed for Florida, Kevin think he is running behind his dad and ends up on a flight to New York. When the two burglars Harry and Marv show up Kevin spends the rest of the Christmas vacation making their lives hell...

      Another side splittingly funny film to be enjoyed by the whole family. I have to say Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is funnier than Home Alone 1, even though i didn't think you could get funnier.

      This is also a very Christmassy film and will make you feel very festive. If you haven't seen it before it's a must, I would 10 million percent recommend this to anyone and everyone. And if you have seen it before I recommend you to watch it again. It's full of laughs and fun from start to finish. Brilliant acting once again from Caulking, Pesci and Stern.

      Definitely a must see!

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    • Home Alone (DVD) / DVD / 10 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      18.09.2009 13:28
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      Fantastically funny film to be enjoyed by the whole family

      OMG!! This film and Home Alone 2 and the funniest films ever!!

      The director of Home Alone is Chris Columbus and stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McAllister, Joe Pesci as Harry (one half of the Wet Bandits), Daniel Stern as Marv (the other half of the Wet Bandits), John Heard as Peter McAllister, Kevin's Dad.
      It is produced by John Hughes, Mark Levinson, Mark Radcliffe, Scott M. Rosenfelt and Tarquin Gotch.
      It has a PG classification and a running time of 99 minutes.

      Young Kevin McCallister has been mistakenly left at home in Chicago when his family rush off to spend Christmas in Paris. At first he is delighted that he can eat and watch what he likes and go off to his bed any time he chooses. His newfound freedom is short lived however, when his home becomes the target of two bungling burglars, the Wet Bandits. Young Kevin must protect the house any way he can...
      Kevin plants booby traps all over the house to get the burglars.

      This film has to be one the funniest films along with Home Alone 2, and can be enjoyed by the whole family. It is side splittingly funny. This film is very Christmassy and is great to watch on a dark night when you can't wait for Christmas any longer. It is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

      I have seen this film at least 50 times and if anything this film gets funnier the more times i watch it. If you haven't seen it before its a must, i would 1 million percent recommend this to anyone and everyone. And if you have seen it before i recommend you to watch it again. It's full of laughs and fun from start to finish. Brilliant acting from Culkin, Pesci and Stern.

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      • Pringles Rice Infusions / Snacks / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        18.09.2009 12:41
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        Great taste, more flavour but less fat.

        I am a massive fan of crisps, and i love Pringles, So i was delighted when i found out they had a new range that were supposed to taste the same but where better for you.

        So when i went shopping i decided to try them out. I bought the Sour Cream & Onion flavour in a 160g tub. They were on offer at Asda for about 80p. Which is outstanding value because you can pay up £1.99 for Pringles in some shops.

        Nutritional Information of Sour Cream and Onion Rice Infusions.

        Per 25g portion

        Energy 515 kJ (123 kcal)
        Protein 1.3g
        Carbohydrate 15g
        of which sugars 0.6g
        Fat 6.1g
        of which saturates 1.8g
        Fibre 0.74g
        Sodium 0.19g

        Nutritional Information on original Sour Cream and Onion Rice Infusions.

        Per 25g portion

        Energy 549 kJ (132 kcal)
        Protein 1.0g
        Carbohydrate 12g
        of which sugars 1.3g
        Fat 8.5g
        of which saturates 2.4g
        Fibre 0.84g
        Sodium 0.21g

        As you can see the Rice Infusions are not as fattening, and if you love crisps as much as me this is a god send.

        I have to say i have been converted to the Rice Infusions now and will not go back to the normal style unless the Rice Infusions aren't available. I think they have much more flavour and have a better texture. Plus there is a mega bonus that they have less fat.. I have since tried the Salt and Vinegar and they have to be my favourite, the have and immense amount of flavour. In my opinion you will not be disappointed.

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          18.09.2009 12:12
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          Great choice of colours and not a bad word to say about it!

          I was out looking for a red eye shadow and could not find one anywhere. I went into Superdrug to have a look at what they had to offer and came across Gosh. I have heard of them before but i had not used any of their products nor did i know anyone who had.

          I was just having a browse through their colours and there it was, a red eye shadow, it was gorgeous. The shimmer in it is outstanding and i had to have it. I think i paid around £4.50 which i think is very reasonable.

          Once i had got home i had to try it on my eyes. I loved it straight away. You only need a tiny bit and the powder glides onto your eye lid without any effort. I have also used a wet fine brush and used it as eye liner and it looked amazing.

          It a very shiny metallic powder for use as eye shadow, eye liner. It has many advantages. It does not contain perfume, can be used wet or dry and has numerous application purposes.

          Overall i do not have a bad thing to say about it and was pleasantly pleased by how amazing the powder looked on my eyes. As you only need to use a tiny amount, the powder will last a very long time, so it is very good value for money and would definitely recommend Gosh cosmetics and i will be using them in the future.

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          • Close - Martina Cole / Fiction Book / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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            18.09.2009 11:44
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            Great book but quite slow at the beginning.

            I am a huge fan of Martina Cole so when a friend offered to lend me Close i could not say no.

            The story is about the lives and deaths of Patrick and Lil Brodie and the growing up of their children.

            The story starts by telling us that Lil was born into a poor household with indifferent and neglectful parents, Lil meets Patrick at the age of fifteen and is married to him by sixteen. Lil's status rises with Patrick's success in the underworld and she has 5 children with him but her life takes a turn for the worst and falls again upon his murder at the hands of rivals.
            Lil tries to work her way back up in life and had another 3 children along the way.

            This book can be quite gory but it's what you expect from Martina Cole books. I do feel that there were many pages that could have been omitted from the book without anyone noticing and without the story being spoilt. I feel that the book had too much detail in the first half and the second half of the book was rushed. I would have liked to have seen a little less at the beginning and more nearer the end. The book skipped about 10 years and i would have liked to have known a bit more on the lives of the character between them 10 years.

            Overall i did enjoy this book but it is not one of Martina Cole's best books. If you are a fan of her books i am sure you will enjoy it but it is a bit slow at the beginning.

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            21.08.2009 12:48
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            One Tree Hill could never disappoint and keeps getting better.

            The One Tree Hill season 3 box set stars Chad Michael Murry as Lucas, James Lafferty as Nathan, Sophia Bush as Brooke, Hilarie Burton as Peyton and Bethany Joy Galeotti as Hayley. It total running time is 968 minutes and was released on October 2006. With the box set you get special features such as additional scenes and scenes with commentary.

            One Tree Hill follows the story of two estranged brothers, Lucas and Nathan who lead very different lives, who have now become friends. Season three is about the 5 teens in their senior year of high school. Hayley fights to save her marriage, Dan (Paul Johansson) is out to get revenge, Peyton comes to terms with her birth mother and a tragedy strike Tree Hill High School.

            This show just keeps getting better with every season. Every episode has amazing music that reflects the characters emotions. Many friends of mine do say that season three is by far the best season but i could never pick, i think they are all great.

            In season three the character grow and you can relate them all in different ways. This season is action packed and will have to hooked in no time. One Tree Hill box sets are a must have to any fan. I can also guarantee if you haven't seen it before then buy the box sets from season one, you will not be disappointed. This series is packed with so many brilliant stories and they are brilliantly written and acted.

            The series is brilliant. I recommend you buy all the One Tree Hill series so you can watch them from the beginning.

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            20.08.2009 22:31
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            Gorgeous nail polish at a very affordable price

            I do not normally buy Collection 2000 products, but as i was walking past their display in boots on the way to the checkout, i noticed Hot Looks nail polish by Collection 2000. They had such an extensive range of colours and every colour was gorgeous.

            The Nail Polish was £1.75 for a 8ml bottle. I normally buy Ruby & Millie nail polish, but i decided to put it down and give Collection 2000 a try. I could not choose one colour from the range so ended up with 5, which was still cheaper than what i would have paid for my Ruby & Mille nail polish.

            I only have one problem with this nail varnish and that is on their website Collection 2000 claim their Hot Looks nail polish dries in under 60 seconds. It doesn't! I always apply a base coat first then the colour on top once dry.
            I found i did need at least two coats for this polish to look good, but i applied three coats as i like to try and achieve the colour that it looks in the bottle. Three coats were perfect with a top coat applied once the polish had dried (which wasnt 60 seconds).

            Apart from the above this nail polish is fabulous. It has a slight groove to the handle so your fingers don't slip when you are applying the polish. The brush is perfect and glides over the nails with ease and is just the right width and length. The polish isn't too thick or tacky but not too thin and watery either, so you won't end up with messy splodges all over. The polish is a perfect consistancy. The colour range is extensive so will not doubt have a colour to suit anyone.

            Overall, i would highly recommend this product. Yes it takes longer than 60 seconds to dry but every nail polish i have ever had does too. They have fabulous colours and are so cheap. For £1.75 you can't really complain.

            Collection 2000 Hot Looks nail polish gets a 10/10 from me, and i will continue to recommend it to everyone and anyone.

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            • The Dark Knight (2 DVDs) / DVD / 24 Readings / 22 Ratings
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              20.08.2009 17:28
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              Great film and definitely worth the watch.

              I must state that i am not at all a fan of any Batman films, but this film was fantastic!

              Batman: The Dark Knight was released in 2008 and has a running time of 152 minutes. It has a classification of 12 years old and stars Christian Bail as Batman, the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, Michael Caine as Alfred and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes.

              Harvey Dent is Gotham City's new district attorney, he is in charge of cleaning up the crime rings that have paralysed the city. He enters an alliance with a young police lieutenant, Jim Gordon and Batman. They make progress until a new psychotic and deadly player enters the game: the Joker, who wants Batman dead. Further complicating matters, Harvey Dent is now dating Rachel Dawes who is the long time love of Batmans alter ego, Bruce Wayne.

              This film was great and exceeded my expectations. I was sure i would not like this film. The late Heath Ledger gives an unforgettable performance as the Joker. For every second he is on the screen, he owns it. He plays the part of a raging killer with a sick sense of humour. The character is just mesmerising. Heath has exceeded himself in this role.

              Regardless of what you think of super hero movies i would definitely recommend this film. I was glued to my seat and as i have said above i am not a fan of any batman films. Heath Ledger plays his part brilliantly, i could not fault him. This film was much darker than i had expected it to be, i was thinking it would be childish as i think these types of films are mainly for kids. I was wrong, this film can be enjoyed buy the whole family.

              I would 100% recommend it to anyone.

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            • Bratz: The Movie (DVD) / DVD / 22 Readings / 20 Ratings
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              20.08.2009 13:41
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              A fantastic fim great for young girls.

              Bratz: The Movie was released in November 2007. It runs for 98 minutes and is a PG. The movie stars Logan Browning who plays Sasha, Janel Parrish who plays Jade, Nathalia Ramos who plays Yasmin and Skyler Shaye who plays Cloe.

              This film is about BFFs Sasha, Jade, Yasmin and Cloe who are all starting high school together. They all make a promise to never grow apart but with the cliques of high school they find it hard. The school principles daughter is the school president and makes sure that all they students stay in the respective cliques. Although the girls try their very hardest to stick together their academic interests pull them apart, until they realise that staying friends, being true to themselves, and following their dreams are more important than anything else.

              I really wanted to see this and dragged my friend to the cinema, literally dragged as she thought this was going to be a cheesy kids movie and we were in our early twenties. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and the music. Yes it was a bit cheesy but i expected it to be as it is really aimed at young girls. My friends also enjoyed it, although not as much as me. I even purchased the DVD when that was released.

              Its fun, but serious issues are not glossed over, bullying and high school clicks are shown for what they really are, so definitely good for girls as it gets across a positive message about staying true to yourself.

              I would recommend this film to anyone as long as you don't mind a bit of corny cheesiness, but any young girl would love this film.

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              19.08.2009 19:35
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              Exfoliating Body Wash that leaves your skin looking and feeling great.

              Simple shower products are 100% perfume and soap free, with no unnecessary additives or artificial colours, and have ingredients selected to care for the needs of even sensitive skin.

              Simple claim that this exfoliating body wash will enhance my shower experience and is specially formulated with natural ingredients and essential oils. You will feel revitalised by this polishing body wash which smoothes and helps restore your skin's natural radiance. The natural loofah in it helps to purify, improve skin tone and stimulate your circulation. The moisturisers and chamomile oil help to leave your skin feeling soothed and softened.

              I got this Simple Exfoliating body wash from Savers and paid only £2 for a 250ml bottle, which i though was a bargin. It claims to smoothe and revitalise skin and it does just that. I only use this product about once a week and love it, my skin is left with a tiny tingling sensation which feels great, i also feel very clean when i have used this product. It has active ingredients Loofah, Chamomile Oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 and it has been dermatologically approved and contains no animal derived ingredients.

              This is the only exfoliator i have ever used so i can't really compare it to others, but i can say i will continue to buy this product as i am 100% satisfied with it and do not have a bad word to say about it. It leaves my skin looking and feeling great. Definitely recommended for anyone regardless of your skin type.

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              19.08.2009 19:10
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              Shower cream that can be used by anyone at an affordable price.

              Simple Soothe shower cream with active ingredients of Aloe Vera and Rosemary Oil. With no added perfume or colour it has only natural benefits for sensitive skin. This product is also dermatologically tested and approved and does not contain any animal derived ingredients.

              Simple claim it is a gentle cleansing combined with a blend of naturally enhancing, aromatic ingredients that nourish your skin and treat your senses. I would say they have got this spot on!

              When i was looking for a shower gel in the shop i noticed this was on offer for £2 for a 250ml bottle and you got a free sample of Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser. I bought this product as i have never been disappointed with Simple and swear by most of their products. I took this product on holiday with me and it kept me skin in fabulous condition, normally when on holiday my skin goes dry n flakey but when using this twice a day my skin stayed hydrated for the full duration of my holiday.

              Since i have got home from my holiday i have never purchased a different product and don't think i will as i am totally 100% satisfied with this. I recommend this product to anyone, regardless oh wether you have sensitive skin or not.

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              19.08.2009 18:44
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              Unbelievable smell that lasts all day.

              Mend your ends!! Flaunt silky, soft, shiny hair. Bring it on!!

              TIGI Bed Head Superficial is a smoothing liquid to give you shiny, silky hair. I purchased this product as it was on offer, buy 2 TIGI products and get a free TIGI gift, at my local hairdressers. I had never tried this product before but liked the sound of what it could do for my hair. Anyone would die for shiny, silky hair! I paid £9.99 for 100ml/3.38 fl. oz. It come in a prurple see through bottle which as ideal as you will be able to see when you are running out.

              When i got home i tried this product straight away and could not believe the smell. I have never in my life smelt any thing so nice. I'm not quite sure how to describe the smell as it is so unique, you could possibly say fruity and fresh but still there is something else to it.

              After applying the spray my hair looked very shiny and was very smooth but i wasn't sure if it just made it look greasy. When i woke up the next day my hair was a lot greasier than it normally would be, so i though it was down to this spray.

              I have used it a lot since but you have to get the amount perfect or you do risk looking like you have greasy hair. I have now got the hang of it and know how much my hair can handle, but it did take time.

              I would still receommend this product as the smell alone is worth it and lasts all day/night long.

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            • Drop Dead Fred (DVD) / DVD / 14 Readings / 14 Ratings
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              19.08.2009 18:12
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              Hilarious comedy starring Rik Mayall and Phoebe Cates

              OMG!! Drop Dead Fred it just absolutely hilarious, it is a must have for anyone. I remeber watching and loving this when i was much younger and i was shopping a few months ago and came across the DVD, I just had to buy it!

              Drop Dead Fred was originally released in 1991 but the DVD was released in 2004. I has a running time of 94 minutes and has a classification of 12 years old. This film stars Rik Mayall who plays the role of Drop Dead Fred, Phoebe Cates who plays Elizabeth.

              Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marraige breaks down due to her husbands unfaithfulness, to escape from the trauma of loosing her job and her husband, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth desperately tries to win her husband back and return to normality, with comical results.

              Rik Mayall is just fantastic at taking his character over the top and making him hilarious, I was never really a big fan of Bottom and The Young Ones but he is just brilliant in this film.

              This film is funny, clever and heart warming. Apart from the odd bit of swearing, this is film can be enjoyed and is suitable for adults and children alike.

              In certain parts of the film the special effects look a little dated but the film was oringinally made in 1991 so what can you expect. Also there aren't any additional features on the DVD but this did not matter one little bit to me, it is just as funny and fantastic to me now as it was when i first watched it as a child.

              I would recommend this film to anyone, it is not offensive and will have even the most miserable person laughing their heads off. 10/10!!

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            • John Tucker Must Die (DVD) / DVD / 17 Readings / 17 Ratings
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              19.08.2009 12:34
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              Fantastically funny Ron-Com

              This film is great, it is so funny and really uplifting. Great for a lazy day! It is definitely a chick flick but can be watched and enjoyed by anyone.

              John Tucker Must Die stars Jesse Metcalfe, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Ashanti and Brittany Snow, It was released in 2006 and runs for 86 minutes.

              The story line is that John is a high school basket ball player and is a serial womaniser who dates different girls at the same time: The activist vegan (Sophia Bush), the over achieving blonde journalist (Arielle Kebbel), and the cheerleading squad capitan (Ashanti). They all find out about each other and with the help on the new shy girl Kate (Brittany Snow) get revenge.
              The girls combine their knowledge to transform in to John's dream girl so he will fall in love with her so she can break his heart...

              John Tucker Must Die is a hilarious romantic comedy to be enjoyed by anyone. However, it is a bit cheesy in parts. I felt myself falling for John Tucker by the end. The actors and actresses play their parts really well. I went to the cinema to see this and bought it on dvd as soon as it was released. It is a fantastic film that you can watch over and over again, its great for having a lazy girly day.

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            • Music and Lyrics (DVD) / DVD / 12 Readings / 11 Ratings
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              18.08.2009 17:54
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              Great film and worth the watch.

              A couple of weeks ago i fancied a lazy weekend so thought i would go and buy a few chick flicks to watch, i bought this dvd for £3 so i wasn't expecting it to be up to much for the price although it has been out a while.

              I was pleasantly surprised at how good this film actually was, and the music in the film was fantastic and had me singing along. It's a funny happy uplifting film.

              This film is about a former 80's pop icon called Alex Fletcher and is played buy Hugh Grant. While he is working away he hires a woman called Sophie Fisher, played by Drew Barrymore, to water his plants. Alex has been asked to write a song for young pop star in four days and struggles, while Sophie is watering his plants he is thinking out loud about his lyrics and Sophie helps him, revealing that she is a gifted song writer. Alex and Sophie fall in love but no relationship is with out its ups and downs..

              Hugh Grant is brilliant in this film and is so funny. The film starts by showing a mock up of Hugh Grant being 80's pop star Alex Fletcher in a music video, it was so funny that i had to keep rewinding it and watching it again.

              Overall this is a very pleasant film and can be very funny in bits and would definitely recommend it to anyone, especially to anyone who wants a good cheering up.

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